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France Family Photos by Blue Lily Photography

by Kelli France | Editor-in-Chief

About a month ago, we drove up to the Salt Flats to meet up with one of our Celebrity Photographers, Wendy Whitacre of Blue Lily, for family photos. And of course we had to get some shots of us reading our print issues of Chic Magazine ;0)

I have to say that I am SOOOOOOOOOO happy with how they turned out! The photos are just so…us.

I can’t believe that she got some shots of my kids behaving. Normally, they have P.K.S. (Photographer’s Kid Syndrome) and have a hard time looking at a camera or staying still. Wendy’s got mad skillz. That’s all I have to say.

This pic is my fave. I already bought a 30×40 canvas of this:

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SHOP THIS LOOK:

cobalt dress | Target (only in stores) |similar

moto jacket |Forever 21

heels | Lilly’s Kloset |similar

belt | Bella Ella Boutique

earrings | She Inside

ring | Lia Sophia

 

SHOP MY DAUGHTER’S LOOK:

skirt | Amazon

b&w striped shirt | old | similar

boots | Target

ring | Lia Sophia

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JENN BULLEN | CHIC OF THE WEEK

Congrats Jenn Bullen! Your image is so precious that we had to feature you as the Chic of the Week.

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Love the connection between a boy and his dog.  You captured the emotion so well is this image there was no way I could let it slip by without sharing it in a CHIC of the Week post.

Congrats again to Jenn Bullen of Watch Them Grow Photography!  You’ve been awarded a gift certificate from one of our vendors for being selected as Chic of the Week!

Which photo of your own would you like to see featured on the site?

If you upload your favorite photos to the forum, we just might feature yours next.

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Hi, I live in Melbourne, Australia, married with our beautiful 9 year old boy and two dogs. After I purchased my first digital camera my business started by accident at my sons’ playgroup. I was asked if I could be the official photographer for the group after they viewed the photos on the back of the camera. The business took off from there. I’ve always had a passion for photography and studied film and darkroom technique years ago but never dreamed I’d eventually have my own business. Being able to combine my love of children and photography and still be there for our son has been a dream come true.
I specialise in natural light newborn, maternity, children and family lifestyle photography, on location.

Image Stats:

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing when I turned around and saw our dog Maggie hugging our son as she had never bonded with him because she was the baby before he came along. Shot with my Canon 5D Mark II at ISO 500, RAW, 1/400, f/stop 1.6, 50mm 1.4 lens. It was taken late afternoon around 5pm under the shade of our front tree. Edited with Photoshop CS4 and a Lilyblue Action.

What critique from Chic Critique Forum did you find helpful after sharing this image?

I took part as a silent member of Jennifer Tonetti-Spellmans’s critique.

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Then & Now, Part 1 | See How These Photographers Have Evolved

We asked our blog readers to send in Then & Now photos to see how they’ve evolved. The slideshow below shows photos of 5 photographers’ photos from when they first started out compared to where they are now.

We wanted to show how much you can improve with hard work and persistence. Thank you everyone who was brave and sent in photos for us to use.

WANNA SHOW OFF YOUR THEN & NOW PHOTOS?

Simply send your Then & Now images to chiccritiqueforum@gmail.com. We’ll be featuring of 5 different photographers each week.

 

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Blog Love Week 37

Chic Critique Forum Blog Love

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Chic Magazine Instagram Contest

To celebrate the launch of our new Issue 7 of Chic Magazine, we are having an Instagram Contest!
INSTAGRAM CONTEST
September Theme: Chic Magazine (see examples below)
WHAT YOU GET:
  • We’ll feature ALL of the images with hashtag #CHICCRITIQUEFORUM in our sidebar slideshow
  • We’ll feature some of our fave Instagram pics of Chic Magazine on our @chiccritiqueforum Instagram feed & in our newsletter
  • The winner will receive THE GOLDEN CAMERA (see necklace below)
  • Chic Magazine Instagram Contest ends September 30th at midnight.

EASY ENTRY: 

  1. Follow @chiccritique on Instagram
  2. Take a phone pic of Chic Magazine. We are looking for the most creative image
  3. Post it on Instagram along with @chiccritique
  4. Be sure to include the hashtag: #CHICCRITIQUEFORUM
  5. BONUS POINTS: Share your Instagram photo on Facebook and Twitter too
WINNERS GETS THE GOLDEN CAMERA AWARD:

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Chic Magazine Giveaways

Have you been to our Chic Giveaways site lately?

Today we are giving away 5 digital copies of the new Issue 7 of Chic Magazine to 5 winners!

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Enter to win on our Chic Giveaways site

 

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